Jane, Dolly and I gathered at Elvira's place this morning to say "goodbye" to her. She is the one that is wearing a blue shirt. She and her husband were leaving few minutes after my husband took this picture. They had decided to move to Arlington, Virginia for good. Elvira just got a job in Washington, D.C. and her husband will be assigned in that same area, too.
I have known Elvira since February. It was Jane who first became her friend, then, I and Dolly were added... then later on, there were Riza and Michelle... and just recently a lot more Filipino were added, too. She is so jolly to be with, very smart and is full of good senses. She is very helpful and is willing to be around just to give you a company. Elvira is the best cook among us. She loves to cook and didn't mind doing it for us. We all love her cooking, and were always amazed at how good her experiments in cooking are. It is so sad that just when we thought we were growing in numbers, then, one of our best assest is being separate from us.
Of course, we don't believe that it was the end of our friendship. Hey, they are still in the same country. They are only plane away. It could be possible that one of us could visit them or they can come back here anytime to visit us. All of us got cellphone and Facebook accounts, too. That is what they are for; to enable us to continue connecting to each other.
Elvira, may God bless you and your husband in your new abode and career in life. We will all miss you dearly. We are so blessed to have you with us for a while. We love you, V.